Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Original 1733 Burial Plot
James Edward Oglethorpe
to the Savannah Jewish Community.
Erected by Trustees of the Mordecai-Sheftall Cemetery Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era.
Location. 32° 4.613′ N, 81° 5.58′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of W Oglethorpe Ave and Bull St., in the median on W Oglethorpe Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lowell Mason (a few steps from this marker); "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (within shouting distance of this marker); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Presbyterian Church (within shouting Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Wm. A. Caruthers (1802-46) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Presbyterian Meeting House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Original 1733 Burial Plot. Currently there is no evidence of any kind of burial ground here.
Also see . . . Source: Congregation Mickve Israel ..Excerpt. Forty-two brave pioneering Jews, the “largest group of Jews to land in North America in Colonial days” arrived in Savannah on July 11, 1733, just five months after General James Edward Oglethorpe established the colony of Georgia. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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